Egypt’s wealth was legendary, and when a pharoah died no expense was spared both life and death. Pharoah was, after all, the people’s god.
Much is now known about this ancient civilisation, its might, renoun, culture, science and devotion to gods both fearsome and capricious. For us today is how the story of history shapes our modern world and future.
Learn how ancient history, scrolls and mysterious artifacts unlock the mysteries of the past.
Egypt’s wealth was legendary, and when a pharoah died no expense was spared in both life and death. Pharoah was, after all, the people’s god.
King Tutankhamun’s “coffin” consisted of an elaborate gold, outer, casket. An inner, gold, casket encrusted with semi-precious stones contained the king’s mumified remains. Certain organs were removed and stored in separate containers.
A Roman oil lamp depicting images of Roman gods was most likely used by a Jewish family around the time of Jesus. It was to lamps just like this that Jesus referred in His famous parables in the New Testament. This lamp fits snuggly in the palm of a hand.
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